I recently finished the third book in the Seafarers Series and I am so hyped up about it!
I don’t usually enthuse this much, but I am so delighted at how the two parts of the story worked together that I just had to let you know. Gwen Harrison is the main character and you will remember her as one of the inquisitive sisters who took a cruise each year after scrimping and saving to give the impression they were far above their actual life circumstances. (Sea Changes and Sea Tides.)
Now Emily has married Victor, the handsome cruise dance instructor, and moved to his large home in Kent. Gwen is staying with them until the old row of cottages in Foxfield is knocked down and she begins a new life in a luxury retirement building.
But first, Gwen has the task of deciphering the hidden journal of a 19th century seaman which she discovered in Victor’s housekeeper’s apartment. This task immerses her in a world she could never have imagined; the life of Elijah Robertson, a soldier who escorted vagrants and criminals deported in their thousands from England to Australia and Tasmania.
I have been totally absorbed in creating an exciting, realistic and authentic account of Elijah’s adventures told in words he might have used.
Now Gwen’s Gentlemen is ready to meet its readers, I want to alert any readers ‘down under’ to please give this novel a try and let me know what you think. Of course, everyone else will enjoy this change of pace whichever of the characters you like most.
Happy Winter Reading.